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Online | Understanding Industrial Manslaughter | 17 September

September 17 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The recent trend towards introducing industrial manslaughter laws in jurisdictions in Australia significantly increases and changes the nature of the legal risk, and the satisfaction of legal duties, arising from a fatal workplace incident.  Across the states, the maximum penalties for an offence of industrial manslaughter are on average 20 years’ imprisonment and $5 million fines for an individual responsible for negligently causing death and between $10-16 million fines for a body corporate.

When determining a breach of the industrial manslaughter laws, unlike the tests for ‘reasonably practicable’ and ‘due diligence’, which are the tests that most organisations safety management system would currently address, the new legal test known as the ‘negligence test’ involves an assessment of whether there is a failure by an organisation or individual to create a “culture of compliance” in respect to safety.

Safe Work Australia recorded 173 workplace fatalities in 2020, and with the introduction of industrial manslaughter laws increasing the risks associated with conducting business, many are examining their processes, evidence of safe practice and insurance needs. Within this session, we look at what you need to know and to protect your business and your employees in light of the industrial manslaughter legislation.


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  1. Cancellations or requests to reschedule can only be accepted up to 10 business days prior to the scheduled course date, otherwise, the full fee is payable. Rescheduling courses that fall within 10 business days of the scheduled course date will incur a fee.
  2. In the unlikely event that WorkPlace Interventions needs to postpone a session, all registered participants affected by a cancellation/postponement will be offered the opportunity to transfer to the next available session or to choose an alternative date.


September 17
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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WorkPlace Interventions
03 9346 9832


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Understanding Industrial Manslaughter- 17 September
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